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First Reconciliation and First Communion

Youth receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time are prepared through the PSR classes on Monday afternoons or Thursday evenings or with their classes at St. Francis Xavier School if they attend the day school. Both scenarios offer a family-centered program that includes attending one meeting of orientation and formation for each sacrament, workbooks that are completed together at home, and retreat days on parish grounds for the children.

Typically youth receive these sacraments during the second grade, but we are happy to accommodate children of any age. Youth are required to complete the Grade 1 program in the Parish School of Religion prior to receiving the sacraments.

First Reconciliation

  • was held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 7 p.m.
  • and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m.

First Eucharist Retreat Day:

Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m. (mandatory attendance – no makeup)

First Eucharist:

  • May 4 @ 5 p.m. Mass
  • May 5 @ 12 p.m. Mass
  • May 11 @ 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.


First Eucharist Pictures:

This year we are pleased to offer you the option of having professional First Communion portraits taken prior to your special day. Linda Detmayer of Linda Detmayer Photography in Broadview Heights will be at our church on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. to take portraits by appointment only. To make your appointment, and for all other details, please click on the link below.
First Communion Portraits

Please contact Summer Kish, our director of religious education, in our Parish School of Religion office at 330-722-7700 or skish@sfxmedina.org, or PSR secretary Donna McEwen at dmcewen@sfxmedina.org for more information.